BASÍLIA DOC DOURO TINTO
The grapes are sourced from vines with 40 years of age and with predominant exposure East and East-South. Vineyards are planted on traditional terraces and small landings of schist soils.
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and old vines with mixed planting.
Grapes are hand picked and transported to the winery in small plastic crates. A manual triage was undertaken before the grapes being de-stemmed and gently crushed. The fermentation is carried out in small stainless steel tanks with temperature controlled.
João Brito e Cunha
12 months in 400 litre first (30%) and second year seasoned (40%) French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks (30%)
Taransaud and François Frères
8000 bottles of 75 cl
Alcohol: 15 % vol.
Volatile acidity: 0,40 g/l (acetic acid)
Total acidity: 4,99 g/l (tartaric acid)
It is a red wine with an intense vibrant colour. Very fine and complex nose, combining ripe red fruits with floral notes, well integrated wood and a rich spicy finish. On the palate is fresh, elegant, well-balanced, with an excellent structure and a great length of finish.